Local Lib Dems have hit out after Labour's Guildhall bosses rejected proposals for a Citizens Assembly to help the city rebuild following the Covid19 pandemic. The Citizens Assembly would have sought to bring in residents voices, in order to share ideas about how the city should recover from the effects of Covid19.
The Labour Councillors, however, chose not to listen to this call and decided it knew best for the recovery of the city and not local residents.
The Lib Dems have spoken out after the ruling Labour group on Hull City Council blocked efforts to listen to local residents over changes to the city's road network.
At Thursday's full council meeting, Lib Dem Councillors united in demanding better of the Labour Council, calling for them to take into account the views of local residents.
The Lib Dem group on Hull city council will be calling for Labour’s guildhall bosses to listen to the public on changes to the road network at a meeting of the council next week. The Lib Dems will raise concerns about how the public were ignored and call for the council to engage with residents before making more changes.
This comes following warnings from the Government’s Transport Secretary that councils would be challenged if they have misspent the government funding. According to the Government’s Transport Secretary Councils would need to fix any dangerous changes they had made with the money, but also needed to listen to residents in their area, before the Government would release any further road infrastructure funding.
Liberal Democrat MP, Ed Davey, has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats today!
Commenting on the election of the new leader Cllr Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council Lib Dems said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Ed Davey as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Hull's Lib Dem group has backed calls for next year's tournament to be played around the country, including here in Hull at the Kcom Stadium.
Lib Dem acting leader Ed Davey has called for the rescheduled Euro 2021 matches to be played in Hull and across the country rather than just at Wembley.